Every student of basic biology learns that mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cell - little factories turning oxygen and food into energy.
Eighteen students participating in the inaugural Global Wisconsin Idea Program -- a unique pairing of American and Chinese teenagers -- will join a Chinese university dean this week to learn more about the science of stem cells during a hands-on workshop hosted by the Morgridge Institute for Research.
For thousands of years, bakers and brewers have relied on yeast to convert sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide. Yet, University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers eager to harness this talent for brewing biofuels have found when it comes to churning through sugars, these budding microbes can be picky eaters.
Climate is changing fire patterns in the west in a way that could markedly change the face of Yellowstone National Park, according to new research.
A Titan Arum grown from a seed produced by the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s record-breaking Big Bucky is about to bloom and release its overpowering…
Here's the situation: Recently, three kids succumbed within a month to a new blood parasite at your hospital, and a fourth child has just been admitted with the same parasite.
An estimated two billion people in the developing world heat and cook with a biomass fuel such as wood, but the practice exposes people - especially women - to large doses of small-particle air pollution, which can cause premature death and lung disease.
The mosquitoes are back, the Japanese beetles are starting to devour the 300 species of plants they call “food,” and a flock of invasive insects…
Ernest Micek has been elected chair of the board of trustees for the Morgridge Institute for Research.
With a long tradition of exploration of medicine and biology, and a research budget that has passed $1 billion, University of Wisconsin–Madison builds on a rich history of discoveries related to drugs and nutrition: Vitamin A and B were discovered here in 1914.
Janet Branchaw has been named interim director of the Institute for Biology Education (IBE) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, beginning Friday, July 1.
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Agricultural experts at University of Wisconsin–Madison have long played a key role in a state known for corn, milk and cheese.
Four years after the deadly fish disease viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) was first diagnosed in Wisconsin, researchers are returning to the Lake Winnebago system, the site of that discovery, to learn if the virus is still a threat and to develop a faster, cheaper test to detect its presence as a management tool.
More than 340 undergraduate biology students will present their research at the Introductory Biology Research Symposium on Thursday, May 5, from 5-7 p.m. in Varsity Hall in the new Union South.
The Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB) graduate program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has too much science to fit into a single department.
Deepening the dialogue between scholars of contemplative religious practice and neuroscientists interested in the effect of those regimens on the brain is the focus of…
The 10th annual International Bioethics Forum, Manifesting the Mind, will explore perspectives on human consciousness at its two-day symposium April 28-29.